St Johns County Newswire

St Johns County Newswire

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  1. Rooney Bin: School's starting in this heat? You can't be SiriusRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | The Florida Times-Union

    "Don't knock the weather; nine tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." The Rooney Bin has been in Northeast Florida for 19 years, but I've never quite adjusted to the season change patterns.

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  2. Prosecutor: No 'probable cause' for homicide in O'Connell's deathRead the original story

    48 min ago | WTLV

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A special prosecutor's investigation ordered by Gov. Rick Scott into the controversial death of Michelle O'Connell found there is no probable cause to suspect she was murdered by her live-in boyfriend, St. Johns County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Banks, authorities said Wednesday.

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  3. Probe finds no homicide likely in Florida mom's 20...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    An investigation ordered by the Florida governor into a young mother's 2010 shooting death after local police were accused of mishandling her case concluded Wednesday that there is not enough evidence to justify murder charges, authorities said. Michelle O'Connell's death was ruled a suicide by local investigators, but questions were raised about improprieties in the inquiry, in which the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office investigated one of its deputies.

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  4. Prosecutor says no homicide in death of St. Johns County deputy's girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    State Attorney Jeff Ashton in Orlando said Wednesday that new evidence uncovered in Michelle O'Connell's 2010 death didn't support a probable cause of homicide. An outside prosecutor tasked with investigating the death of a St. Johns County deputy's girlfriend says it doesn't appear to be a murder.

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  5. St. Johns County accepting applications for Tourist Development CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

    The county is looking for applicants who own or operate motels, hotels or other tourist accommodations that are subject to the bed tax, as well as people involved in tourist-related businesses, according to a county news release. The council recommends funding for facilities, programs and contracts related to tourism, according to the county website.

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  6. This is how much the First Coast spends on date nightRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Heading out to date night? Based on recent data, we can predict how much your ZIP code spends on entertainment - dinner, drinks and the cinema - per year. Northeast Florida spends about $1.9 billion on entertainment per year, with ZIP codes in places like Ponte Vedra Beach and parts of St. Johns County leading the pack.

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  7. Who is accountable for the 450th Commemoration spending?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Historic City News

    ... have to be reported to the public as an expense. We also have a statement from the Executive Director of the St Johns County Tourist Development Council, Glenn Hastings, who was hired to shoot the photos for the book.

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  8. St. Johns County suspect shoots and kills himself as deputies negotiateRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

    A man killed himself late Tuesday in front of deputies in a Saint Johns restaurant parking lot after efforts to stop him failed, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said that it received a tip that the man, who is unnamed until next of kin are notified, would be in the area of the Taps Bar and Grill at 2220 W. County Road 210.

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  9. Convicted murderer hospitalized, arrested after SWAT standoff in St. AugustineRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

    A 59-year-old felon once convicted of stabbing a teenage girl to death kept a SWAT team at bay for hours early Wednesday before tear gas forced him out of a Sidney Street home in St. Augustine, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Herman Paul Solano, whose state Department of Corrections record shows him imprisoned five times since 1981, ended up rushed to UF Health Jacksonville with injuries suffered either before or after he barricaded himself inside the home a few blocks west of U.S. 1, the Sheriff's Office said.

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  10. $4,000 reward offered for recovery of LonzieRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

    New tips in the search for 21-month-old Lonzie Barrton have police expanding their appeal for help tracking the movements of an orange 1995 Honda Civic with black hood between 7 p.m. Thursday night and 2 a.m. Friday morning. Wednesday morning, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief of Investigations Tom Hackney said the distinctive car belonging to the boyfriend of Lonzie's mother, Ruben Ebron, may have traveled up Interstate 95 or Main Street Thursday night after dropping the children's mother off at work.

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  11. Nonprofit news: St. Augustine Humane Society donated surgery to fix cat's broken legRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Financial News & Daily Record

    From left, Nate Walters, St. Johns County Animal Control Officer; Rondo, the cat; Mildred Hurley, Rondo's owner; and Dr. Isabelle Roese, St. Augustine Humane Society veterinarian. The St. Augustine Humane Society donated surgery and veterinary care for Mildred Hurley's cat that had a broken leg and was not neutered.

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  12. SWAT standoff ends in St. Johns CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WTLV

    ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- An overnight standoff at a home near St. Augustine between police and a man with a gun ended early Wednesday morning, police said.

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  13. SWAT standoff in St. Augustine endsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

    A standoff between police and an ex-convicted with a gun ended in a neighborhood near a high school in St. Augustine early Wednesday morning. Officers who tell us it started as a domestic dispute.

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  14. Jail log for July 28Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

    The following log is from police reports from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and the St. Augustine Beach Police Department : Aitken, Richard Clark, 22, St. Augustine. Charges: Possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment, resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, smuggle of contraband, operating a vehicle while license is canceled, suspended, or revoked.

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  15. Commissioner Johns addresses local Tea PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Historic City News

    Historic City Readers are patriotically invited to attend the General meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party tonight, Tuesday July 28th, at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's guest speaker will be James K. Johns, St. Johns County Commissioner, for District 1. Johns was appointed by Governor Rick Scott on April 8, 2015, to fill the unexpired term of Florida Representative Cyndi Stevenson, who previously was serving her third term in that seat. Tonight's meeting will be held at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine.

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  16. Search for toddler called a murder investigation, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Click Orlando

    In the five days since the search for missing toddler Lonzie Barton began, hundreds of law enforcement officers from 18 agencies are working to bring closure to a case that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is now calling a murder investigation, WJXT reports. The 21-month-old disappeared late Thursday night or early Friday morning while in the care of his mother's boyfriend, William Ruben Ebron Jr., who is now considered a suspect in the case and is facing child neglect charges.

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  17. Dead man found outside of St. Johns County jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | St. Augustine Record

    While the cause of the man's death is unknown, authorities believe he died of natural causes, said Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan, a spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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  18. Police report for July 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | St. Augustine Record

    The following is from police reports from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and the St. Augustine Police Department : Dexter, Stephanie Huffstetler, 31, Jacksonville. Charges: Hit-and-run, DUI, DUI resulting in damage to property, violation of driver license restrictions.

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  19. St. Johns County School Board sees capital funding unaddressed as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | St. Augustine Record

    Beth Sweeny, coordinator of governmental relations for the St. Johns County School District, said her ninth legislative session was "by far the strangest." June's special session produced a number of head-scratchers for Florida school districts to work through.

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  20. New owners proud to carry on caricature tradition at Ponte Vedra restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | St. Augustine Record

    Steve Bridges, who was hired by the original owners of Player's CafA to draw caricatures on the wall, has drawn about 3,500 of them over nearly 25 years. While most were drawn from photographs, he prefers doing the work in person.

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